Written January 02, 2011
Excellent direction, worthy of being seen, but the pace requires patience- like watching grass grow.
Written December 26, 2010
Have to say I was somewhat disappointed by this film. Very little plot--the theme; high-living divorced dad who comes realization that he needs to change his life style to be there for his pre-teen daughter, is not new. And his emotional crisis is not well explained or developed. Sexploitation in the form of not just one, but two pole dancing acts, and numerous other voluptuous women thrown in liberally. The acting was pretty good--in particular the daughter, Cleo's role, played by Elle Fanning, was wonderful. OK if you need a film to go to with your early 20s kids (as I did), but not worth going too far out of the way for...
Written December 27, 2010
Horrible Horrible Horrible Horrible Horrible
Written December 28, 2010
Unbearable Boring Typical S.Coppola Timewaste
Written January 03, 2011
Easily one of the most pointless exercizes in filmmaking. A self-indulgent, narsisistic display that somehow captured the jaded interest of voters at Caan; thereby demonstrating that those people have no taste whatsoever. The first clue is in the opening few minutes of the movie where the subject of this "story" drives continuously in a circle. Effectively what Ms. Coppola tells us is that the whole movie will be like this: pointless, boring and self-involved. Much like her first movie "Lost in Translation", this movie is obsessed with people so bored with their apparently sucessful lives and at the same time incapable of making any changes. I would not see this move even if they paid me to see it.